Want to read a real frustrating article? Over at NFL.com, their top "analysts" debate the best young quarterbacks in the NFL today. The names mentioned most are the Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan, the St. Louis Rams' Sam Bradford, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Josh Freeman and even the Ne York Jets' Mark Sanchez. Most notably to Ravens fans and virtually absent from the discussion is the Baltimore Ravens' Joe Flacco.
Amazingly, one of the so-called "analysts" is none other than Pat Kirwan, who in the previous post here on Baltimore Beatdown, actually argues in favor of Flacco being better than Ryan, then reverses his stance in this story by barely mentioning him! Even the NFL Network gets a thumbs-down, posting a poll asking which young quarterback you'd want to start a team with, as the four choices are Sam Bradford, Josh Freeman, Mark Sanchez and Matthew Stafford. I guess guys such as Flacco and Ryan are now considered old, grizzled veterans?
While I have no problem listing these guys among the best young guns in the league today, to not even mention the Ravens' signal-caller, who has accomplished more in his first three seasons that all the others combined is absolutely ludicrous, ridiculous and borderlines poor journalism, much less questionable journalistic integrity on the part of Pat Kirwan.